Las Vegas Convention Center

Wiki On The Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada

The Convention Center in LA (LVCC) is situated in Winchester in the state of Nevada. The 3.2 million sq. ft. exhibition, convention and meeting facility, located on the famous Paradise Road and run by the LVCVA. Considered worldwide as the most modern and advanced exhibition and convention centers, it is also the busiest and largest convention facility in the world. Situated within three miles of more than 100,000 guest rooms it can be conveniently accessed by the Las Vegas Monorail system.

The center encompasses approximately 2 million sq. ft. of exhibition space and almost 250,000 square feet of meeting space with more than 10,000 vehicle parking spaces. In addition to the exhibition space, there are 145 meeting rooms encompassing about 241,000 square feet with seating capacities that range from 20 ” 2,500. The registration center is situated in the grand lobby of 225,000 square feet which links exhibit halls with meeting rooms and allows the simultaneous and efficient set-up, break-down, an exhibition of multiple events.

History

Constructed in 1959 the Las Vegas Convention Center originally covered only 110,350 square feet of space. A major expansion in 1998 increased the space to approximately 2 million square feet and in 2004 a further expansion, incorporating the South Hall, linked the facility by 4 bridges and increased the size of the convention center by another 1.3 million square feet.

Future expansions included a monorail station and extra floor space. By the end of 2010, the whole of the Las Vegas Valley encompassed more than ten million square feet of exhibition space.

Over the years the LVCC became known for its versatility and ability to cater for conventions, exhibitions, and meetings of almost any size immaterial of the number of guests, space, or special requirements. The marketing, promotion, and administration of the Convention Center are run by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

In 2012 the International Association of Convention Centers awarded its AIPC Gold Certification to the Las Vegas Convention Center based on reviews of the organization’s policies, management practices, customer services and procedures as well as financial accountability, economic impacts, emergency response, security, facility performance measures, economic impacts, employee supplier, community relations, communications, financial integrity, and environmental responsibilities.

Services

The LVCC offers visitors a wide range of quality services complementing its exhibition, convention, and meeting facilities. These include 2 restaurants that can seat up to 1,300, 18 concession stands, a Starbucks café, and full-service kitchen facilities catering to every culinary need.

Event services include an antenna system for local, closed circuit, and cable TV; satellite antenna pads on the roof; registration services; badge services available on request; informational services such as maps, brochures, rate sheets, service lists, and many more. All meeting rooms and common lobby areas have free wireless internet access.

One of the unique services of the LVCC is its full accessibility to disabled visitors. These specialized services include dedicated parking space inside the center, automatic doors, volume controlled pay phones, maps to help find the most accessible routes, wheelchair rental assistance, and TDDs.